Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox came roaring to the stage this past weekend, December 11, 2021, at the Palladium at the Center for the Performing Arts. With amazing energy and this tour’s nod to the Roaring Twenties and more, the time-twisting musical collective is known for putting “pop music in a time machine.” With tunes such as "East St.Louis Toodle-oo" a tune co-written by Duke Ellington in 1927, "Happy Days Are Here Again" first released in 1962, Kings of Leon's "Use Somebody" and U2's 1987 hit "Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For", PMJ covered all the bases.
When New York City pianist Scott Bradlee created Postmodern Jukebox out of a basement in Queens in 2011, his goal was simple: to reinterpret modern pop hits of today into the classic sounds of various vintage genres. A decade later, Postmodern Jukebox has grown to become a pop culture mainstay in its own right, having played over a thousand shows on six continents worldwide.
Along the way, the group has introduced its audiences to many of the world’s greatest singers, dancers, and musicians — who may not be household names, but whose talents could lead any of them to stardom.
Thankfully, this ensemble of singers and musicians has returned to the road – with a stop in Carmel, Indiana - celebrating “the new Roaring ’20s” with its Grand Reopening Tour of North America, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand.